9/12/2010

Why men don't listen and women can't read maps

Ran: 6.3 miles / 10 km - Canicross Running Group - intervals

Why women can't read maps

Yesterday I was supposed to run a 17 miler. 17 miles, 27 km. But as good as I am with figuring out what's the easiest way to get from one point to another, without getting lost that is, I suck at mapping my run correctly. Honestly, how easy is mapping your run on mapmyrun.com? I just can't do it. Somehow I get more miles in than scheduled - every single time. And no, I'm not doing this on purpose. I just suck at it. And that's exactly why I shouldn't be surprised that yesterday's scheduled 17 miler turned into an 18.4 miler. 18.4 miles, 29.5 km. Just like that. Ofcourse, I did not know this until I got home and remapped my run. Good thing was, and that's the only good thing about it, that I finished the run believing that I was uber slow, but after remapping my run, my pace appeared to be right on schedule. Pfffeww!

My good friend Bunny (she's going to punch me for making this her Blogworld nickname...) came with me on my long run...on her bike. I tried to convince her of running being the way to go, but after seeing me sweat and in pain (The Hip...yep, she's back...), and seeing me eat Energy Gel (I say 'Yummy', Bunny says 'total nutcase'), I doubt if she'll ever pick up long distance running.... It was so nice to chat while I was getting my long run in, though, and she brought her camera! :)
Pretty, huh? And, nope, that's not my mansion...I wish...

Ahhhh, nothing like the sweet sight of home! And nothing like knowing that I only have a couple of miles to go!

Thanks to Bunny part of my run turned into a photoshoot. Starring: Me. Heidi Klum, move over. Here's Sweaty Long Run Barbie (well, her lunatic and not so model-like sister...).
Here I'm demonstrating how to GU properly. Don't try this at home...
And, I know, I should have bought those shorts a size smaller...good thing about it; in case I poo my pants on a long run, no one will notice.
How not to hydrate.

And how to look like a total Goofball while you're at it... Yep, I sweat like I'm paid to do so...get over it...
Thanks, Bunny, for taking such great pics! :) And thanks for coming with me at such an early hour. :)

Why men don't listen

And for today, I had a 6.3 miler (10 km) scheduled with my Canicross Running Group. Great fun, and as always nice to chat with the other runners in the group. Perfect weather; the rain was kind enough to wait until we'd finished our run.

The Hip was hurting again, so I decided to stick to a 'slower' pace. Only thing was, Lordie and Diddy took off like it was a 5K race. Too fast for The Hip! And me screaming that they had to slow down didn't help. They chose not to listen and dragged me halfway along the course instead. And then, at the point where my Hip was killing me, they decided to slow down. But by then my Hip was killing me. If only they would have listened to 'Easy', 'Slow', 'Slow down!!!'... Oh, in case you were wondering: Lordie and Diddy are both male dogs.

How was your weekend long run or race?

10 comments:

misszippy said...

Very cool you had company like that--makes it so much better! And what's an extra mile at the end of 17? ; )

Silly Girl Running said...

@ MissZippy: Loved the company! But that extra mile...felt like 5 extra miles at that point. ;)

sdowney509 said...

Very entertaining read. Sorry the men on your other run were so stubborn ;-). Those are some gorgeous pictures of where you are running. Way to go!

Run Jess Run said...

I have the same snafu with mapmyrun.com. I never can seem to map correctly...

winelush said...

You did great! I only wish I had someone to ride their bike next to me while I ran.

My long run was 20.1 miles (supposed to be 22, but whatever), it went pretty good for running 4 hours IN THE RAIN! And at mile 12? My brother announced to the world that I had my CEP running sleeves on backwards. Oops.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ sdowney: Thanks! And, yep, the guys were pretty stubborn. ;) But, hey, they're men, they can't help it!

@ Jess: Pfffewww! Glad it's not me that's sucky, it's just map my run. ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Winelush: Hahaha! The exact same thing happened to me with my CEP running sleeves! LOL! After a while I figured the logo should probably be on the front! :)

winelush said...

I am so glad I'm not the only one who has worn the running sleeves backwards! LOL!

RunningRonald said...

hihi, mannen luisteren wel maar het dringt niet altijd door. Wat wel werkt: duidelijk opdrachten geven, echt :)

ps: je foto van je nijntjes is idd niet groter hier maar de andere foto's had ik nog niet gezien.. en moet zeggen: oefff... #lookinggood

Silly Girl Running said...

@ RunningRonald: Nou...wat is duidelijker dan 'easy', 'stop', 'stoppuhnou!'? M'n honden zijn gewoon tegen mij. :)
En #lookinggood; leugenaar! Je had zeker de 'poepshorts' nog niet goed bekeken. ;)